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GID Gate Installer Diploma

GID Gate Installer Diploma


HSL began development of the GID course in June 2018, with the first course being held at Ellard LTD in Manchester in November 2018.

The GID course aims to instruct and assess technically skilled candidates, in Four key areas (skills) relating to the safe installation of equipment and controls for the automation of gates.

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The GID now incorporates the DHF 1 day Automated Gate Safety Certificate.

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Each element of training is carried out by a qualified instructor, with practical industry experience in their field.

Key areas:

  1. Safety – DAY 1
  • Health and safety regulations and responsibilities
  • Safe use of power tools
  • Working at height
  • Risk assessments
  • Method statements
  • Manual handling (PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT)
  • Gate safety, use of force test equipment and certification
  1. Onsite fabrication – DAY 2
  • Health and safety in welding
  • Welding equipment and controls
  • MMA (arc welding) (PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT)
  • Practical training and assessment leading to EAL accreditation.
  1. Electrical – DAY 3
  • EAWR – Electrical regulations overview
  • Electrical test equipment for verification and certification
  • Safe isolation procedures (PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT)
  • Use of electrical test equipment for fault diagnosis
  • Multi brand control system familiarisation
  1. Installation (PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT) – DAY 4/5
  • Site assessment – Installation risk assessment and method statement (ASSESSED)
  • Powered gate risk assessment and BOM
  • Application of H&S practices
  • Swing gate – above ground automation installation
  • Swing gate – below ground automation installation
  • Sliding gate – automation installation
  • State of the art safety device installation
  • Testing, certification and documentation


The GID course concludes with a closed book final written assessment, assessing candidate retention of information over the past 5 days.


Throughout the week, each candidate is tasked with completing paperwork relating to their installation. This paperwork is then retained as evidence alongside the written and practical assessment results. HSL are then able to identify and advise each candidate of areas requiring further training.


Training Outcomes:

  1. To demonstrate a sound knowledge of the legal and practical safety requirements relating to the automation of gates.
  2. To demonstrate the ability to risk assess and apply control measures, ensuring safe site working practices for the protection of both operatives and the public.
  3. To demonstrate industry recognised MMA welding techniques with relation to the fitting of gate automation products to gates.
  4. To demonstrate knowledge of EAWR and legislation surrounding work on electrical supplies.
  5. To demonstrate the practical skills required to safely isolate electrical equipment and use of test equipment to ‘prove’ and certify.
  6. To practically apply the key elements covered to an installation.
  7. To test the installation, critique the results and to comment on how any anomalies may be remedied.